Birthers get a big new supporter

Apparently, Orly Taitz can tell you how to get, how to get to "Sesame Street"

Alex Koppelman
October 2, 2009 9:30PM (UTC)

Michelle Obama's recent appearance on "Sesame Street" gave late-night host Conan O'Brien the opportunity to have a little fun with the classic children's show, and the first lady. Below, a clip from Obama's guest spot on "Sesame Street," as overdubbed by O'Brien and crew. Big Bird as a Birther who says to Obama, "Well, look who's here to push her husband's socialist healthcare agenda" is just hilarious.

Also funny -- if you enjoy the kind of humor that makes you lose your last bit of faith in humanity -- was an e-mail link to the video that Salon got from a Birther who writes frequently to various media outlets. The e-mailer apparently believed the clip hinted at O'Brien's true feelings, and said they thought he'd take some heat for it.


I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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